Mental Health Access Point (MHAP)

General Information:
Phone: 513.558.8888
Fax: 513.558.3133
Director: Shelley Batch, MSW, LISW-S
Location: 311 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati OH 45229.
FAIR and HOPE are located at 2208 Reading Rd, Cincinnati OH 45202.

As the front door to the Hamilton County public mental health system, MHAP’s primary mission is to provide a standardized entry to a system of care that ensures that services are available, accessible and of high quality. MHAP staff are available 24/7 to answer calls and connect consumers to appropriate services.
MHAP operates 24/7 to answer calls and connect consumers to appropriate services.

For more information, please visit http://www.mentalhealthaccesspoint.org.

Click here for MHAP Brochure

Primary Functions

  • Assessments, authorization for and connection to appropriate mental health services
  • Utilization review and monitoring of publicly-funded mental health services

Available Services

  • Mental health assessments
  • Transitional case management and medication management services for children and adults who have immediate mental health needs so consumers can experience a seamless progression of service delivery
  • Triage of mental health referrals from community providers for intensive services
  • Housing assessments for adult consumers currently connected to case management services requesting to move into Adult Care Homes
  • Application assistance for medical and disability benefits (Medicaid and Social Security)

FAIR

Phone: 513.651.4142
Fax: 513.651.2310
Program Director: Shannon Kiniyalocts, MSW, LISW, CTP
Location: 2208 Reading Rd, Cincinnati OH 45202.

Learn more about FAIR
Family Access to Integrated Recovery (FAIR) is a program developed from a collaborative effort between the Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, the Children’s Services division of Hamilton County Job and Family Services (HCJFS), Central Clinic and the Addiction Services Council. FAIR became operational on February 1, 2010. FAIR is responsible for the assessment, referral for services, and care management of the behavioral health needs of children and family members who are involved with Children’s Services.

FAIR provides an entry to mental health and/or alcohol and drug services, and also monitors the service to ensure the child welfare goals of safety, permanence, and well-being are incorporated into treatment.

Click here for the FAIR Brochure

Primary Functions

  • Evaluation, referral and care management oversight;
  • Collaboration with JFS Caseworkers in the identification of children and families in need of behavioral health and/or alcohol and drug services;
  • Collaboration with community providers in serving the needs of the Children’s Services involved client.

Available Services

  • Triage of referred cases
  • Emergency triage and evaluations
  • Diagnostic Assessments
  • Client Engagement Specialist
  • Transitional case management services
  • Connection to community services
  • Medication management services
  • Care Management oversight
  • Case Consultation for JFS workers
  • Collaboration with community service providers

Admission Criteria

  • An open Hamilton County Job and Family Services case in the Children’s Services Division
  • An identified behavioral health need – including mental health and/or alcohol or other drug

HOPE

Phone: 513.723.2150
Fax: 513.723.2189
Program Director: Shannon Kiniyalocts, MSW, LISW-S
Location: 2208 Reading Rd, Cincinnati OH 45202.

Learn more about HOPE
HOPE for Children and Families (HOPE) is a program of Mental Health Access Point. HOPE is a multi-system collaboration between the Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board (HCMHRSB), Hamilton County Job and Family Services (HCJFS), Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) and Hamilton County Juvenile Court. HOPE became operational on October 1, 2011 and is responsible for the referral, connection, monitoring and coordination of services for children and youth who are involved in two or more county systems.

Click here for the HOPE Brochure

Primary Functions

  • Assessment, referral, monitoring and care coordination;
  • Assistance to mental health professionals, JFS caseworkers, DDS services facilitators and juvenile court probation officers in the identification of appropriate community services for youth and their families.

Available Services

  • Assessment of service needs
  • Connection to community services
  • Care Coordination and oversight
  • Consultation to multiple system partners

Admission Criteria

  • Hamilton County resident
  • Ages 7-17
  • Involved in 2 or more county systems
  • Traditional services have not been successful in meeting needs

Keys to Health

Phone: 513.558.8888
Fax: 513.558.3100
Project Coordinator: Kathy Van Fleet, MSW, LISW-S
Location: 311 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati OH 45229.

Learn more about Keys to Health
The Keys to Health project provides care coordination for adult residents of Hamilton County who have a severe mental illness, chronic health issues, and have frequent reliance upon local hospital emergency rooms or have demonstrated a pattern of repeat inpatient hospitalization. Keys goal is to work with these clients to help them stabilize both their mental health and physical health issues and successfully connect them to community resources.

Primary Functions

  • Complete assessments
  • Medication management and symptom monitoring
  • Care planning, care coordination and connection to needed services
  • Patient education

Admission Criteria

  • Hamilton County resident
  • Ages 18 and older
  • Presence of a mental health illness and physical health issue
  • Emergency room visits more than one time in the past 30 days or more than two times in the past three months